Our Core Purpose Vision

To be New Zealand’s premier Arts Trail and community promoting Taranaki Arts and experience.


  • Create a vibrant and dynamic Taranaki region as an Arts and Creative hub, through the showcase of the talents and diversity of both emerging and established Taranaki artists.
  • Grow the contribution of art to the economic success of the region.
  • The establishment of a strong annual event aimed at attracting people from outside the region will build the capacity of the artist and related businesses ensuring financial sustainability.
  • Develop positive working relationships with art related organisations and interested businesses within Taranaki to enhance the development of art tourism in the region.

Event’s Mission

  • To provide the public with the opportunity to interact with the artist in the artist’s studio/workshop.

About us

  • Incorporated Society
  • Not GST Registered
  • Opportunity to Support Patrons – Individuals and Charitable Trusts
  • Sponsors – Accommodations, Eat and Drink Hospitality Providers, Businesses supporting the Arts.


Coordinator | Consultant
Niki Jenkinson
Email: [email protected]


The Taranaki Arts Trail Committee are all 100% voluntary and consists of:

Sue Kelly

Sue Christian

Supported by:
Brian Cocker
John Porter

Michelle Phelan

Fundraising Coordinator 
Tetsu Gardner

Brian Cocker
Gabrielle Fawkner
Rebecca Beyer
Patti Cocker
Simon Raine
Phil Taylor

We meet monthly to maintain our Strategic Business Plan, annual plan and budget.